Recipe: Gran Vía (serves one)
- 3/4 oz. mezcal
- 1/2 oz. rye
- 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth
- 3/4 oz. Campari
- orange twist
Stir liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with orange twist.
We discovered this drink on our recent trip to Spain, in the basement bar at Angelita restaurant in Madrid. It’s closely related to the Boulevardier, which was already one of our favorite cocktails, combining the bittersweetness of the Negroni with the rich oakiness of whiskey. The mezcal in this variant adds a smoky flavor to the mix.
Angelita is just one block off one of Madrid’s main streets, the Gran Vía, lined with beautiful early-20th-century buildings and bustling day and night. Our re-creation of the cocktail is named for that Madrid street.
If you’re looking for a more traditional and lighter Spanish drink, try the Americano.